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Bra Fitting the Easy Way

28 November 2012

In the past, you might have dreaded getting your bra fitted. You’re not alone. Lots of women have a fear of stepping into the cubicle for that moment of truth. Some of this wariness may stem from those early experiences as a nervous teen when you get your first bra.

The good news is, there’s a much more convenient way to get measured. Instead of traipsing to the local high street and finding a suitable retailer, you can take your own vital statistics from the comfort of your home.

A crucial step

Making sure you know exactly what bra size you are is vital before you start investing in new Wonderbra lingerie and other products. If you rely on measurements taken years or even decades ago, now’s the time to re-assess. Your body shape may have changed over this time and if you’re not careful, you can end up purchasing bras that don’t fit or flatter you.

So, before you go and get your credit card out, it’s well worth taking a few minutes - and that’s all you’ll need - to get your cup and back size.

Wearing the perfect bra can really improve the way you feel, enhance your posture and help the fit of your clothes.

Our guide

Here at Belle Lingerie it’s our mission to ensure that our customers end up with the perfect bras for them and as part of this, we provide a special fitting guide that’s quick and easy to use.  There are just two simple steps for you to follow.

Firstly, you’ll need to take your back size and secondly, you take your cup size. When you’re doing this, wear a well-fitting, unpadded bra.

Underband measurements

Your back size, also called your underband, is measured around your ribcage directly under your bust. If the measurement is an even number, add four inches to get your size and if it’s odd, add five inches.

Meanwhile, if your underband measurement is to half an inch, round it down to ensure a snug fit.

Cup size

When it comes to your cup, measure around to the fullest part of your bust. To get your size, take your underband size from your full bust size. To make your life even simpler, we’ve included a function on our website that will perform this calculation for you.

If your bust measurement is to half an inch, round it up give a comfy fit.

The choice is yours

Armed with the information you get from your fitting, you can then go on to select any bra you like from our extensive collection. Whether you’re after Fantasie underwear or anything else, you won’t be disappointed.

Our sizes start from a 28 and go to a 44, while our cup ranges begin at AA and reach a K. Sizes are our speciality and we believe that beautiful lingerie should be available to everyone, not just the standard sizes. To take a look at our big bras, small bras and everything in between, just peruse our online catalogue.
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